The Concert™ pendant by Jorn Utzon provides a pleasant, non-glaring light without compromising the strength of illumination.
The lamp is built up of four shades and a parabola of drawn steel, which is mounted on a glass suspension of acid treated glassware. The suspension unit sends out a pleasant, even light between the shades. The bottom shade casts light downward to the parabola, which softens the light and prevents glare – regardless of the height of the lamp. The chosen shade configuration is visually characteristic of Jorn Utzon and reminds us of his greatest work, the Sydney Opera House.
"Creating things for people. This is the primal theme of probably Denmark’s most famous architect of all time: Jorn Utzon. He was educated at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, concluding in 1942 and then developed his talent further at studios such as the Alvar Aalto studio in Helsinki. This inspiration helped Jorn Utzon to gradually optimise his talent for creating architectural, organic space while maintaining respect for people, nature and surroundings.
Jorn Utzon saw a clear parallel between music and light. Both are crucial for feeling emotions. In developing his designs for Lightyears, he worked to ensure that light constantly promotes the atmosphere of a room, whether it is used for cosy togetherness, for a particular function or for sheer inspiration. His universe, “Music,” reflects musical interest and fascination. The design of his first lamp for Lightyears draws a golden thread from the Sydney Opera House. It completes the picture of Jorn Utzon as a lamp designer and architect of highest international stature"